Shakespeare's Webs: Networks of Meaning in Renaissance Drama / Edition 1

Shakespeare's Webs: Networks of Meaning in Renaissance Drama / Edition 1

by Arthur F. Kinney, Kinney F. Kinney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415971039

ISBN-13: 9780415971034

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this book, renowned Renaissance drama critic Arthur F. Kinney argues that Shakespeare's method of composing plays through networks of meanings can be seen as a harbinger of today's information technology. Drawing upon hypertext and cognitive theory—areas that have for some time promised to take on more importance in the sphere of Shakespeare Studies—as

Overview

In this book, renowned Renaissance drama critic Arthur F. Kinney argues that Shakespeare's method of composing plays through networks of meanings can be seen as a harbinger of today's information technology. Drawing upon hypertext and cognitive theory—areas that have for some time promised to take on more importance in the sphere of Shakespeare Studies—as well as the central metaphor of the Routledge collection The Renaissance Computer, Kinney looks in detail at four objects/images in Shakespeare's plays—mirrors, maps, clocks, and books—and explores the ways in which they make up networks of meaning within single plays and across the dramatist's body of work that anticipate in some ways the networks of meaning or "information" now possible in the computer age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415971034
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Shakespeare's Mirrors
Shakespeare's Maps
Shakespeare's Clocks
Shakespeare's Books
Conclusion: Shakespeare's Webs
Index

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